Thursday, August 14, 2008

Egg Timers and Espionage

I knew Julia Child was involved with the Office of Strategic Services as a research assistant during World War II, but I had always read that her being an actual spy during WWII was just a rumor.

Turns out, Julia KICKED ASS.

You have no idea how much more this endears her to my heart. Fois gras AND a spy! Wow. Truly, here is a woman who did what she wanted. If she was ever afraid -- whether it was to learn to cook, to be on live television, or that she'd be caught by her enemy -- she never gave in to her fears. She pushed on and made the life she wanted.

What a wonderful role model. (I think so, anyway.)


  1. I was JUST READING that article. Also, she and I went to the same college, so now I feel like I am sort of kick-ass by association.

  2. that is SUPER COOL. i already thought she was awesome; this is a whole other DEGREE of awesome. love her.

  3. Wow. I had NO IDEA. What an interesting life story. Thanks for enlightening me!

  4. I think that's totally awesome

  5. I just about died when I heard this the other day. JULIA CHILD: SUPER SPY. I totally want to be her when I grow up.


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